Tips For Self Care and Recovery After Botox Treatment


When it comes to looking and feeling your best, a combination of healthy habits and cosmetic procedures can help boost your confidence. The demand for these treatments is why the U.S. anti-aging skin care market surpassed $2 billion in 2013 (it reached $2.1 billion, to be precise). From wrinkles to double chins, there are many areas that people want to adjust. But of all of the treatments out there, Botox has remained highly popular. If you decide to schedule Botox injections for skin rejuvenation, these simple tips will help speed up your recovery. In addition to speaking with your clinician about care techniques, be sure to practice the following tips.

  • Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching the injection area for about 24 hours. You might experience some tenderness, but you want the Botox to have a chance to settle. By keeping your hands off your face, you can also keep your skin more clean.

  • Make it a rest day. Consider this an excuse to skip your workout. It's best to avoid physical activity for about a day, so take it easy if you do decide to move a bit. If you have any specific questions about your limitations, talk to your skin care professional.

  • Avoid heat Stay away from heat, such as hot showers, for the first 24 hours. This warmth opens your blood vessels and may increase your chances of facial bruising. By sticking to cool air, the injection site can heal properly.

  • Elevate your head When you hit the hay the night after your injections, elevate your head to help reduce swelling. Your skin will feel more at ease when you wake up in the morning.

  • Call your med spa about issues While severe complications are rare, be sure to act if they do occur. If you experience any severe pain or swelling, call your skin care professional as soon as possible. They will likely want you to come in for an exam so they can address the problem.

Botox is a great way to address wrinkles and give your skin a lift. Cosmetic procedures like this are designed to do more than address double chins and acne scars. They can also boost your confidence and help you feel more lively.

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